Best of best at The Seahorse Apartments
Our fabulous Seahorse Apartments opened back in 2013 and have been a roaring success since day one. A labour of love, our apartments were originally created to provide a more surf than turf option to existing Westward Living guests - but little did we know that The Seahorse Apartments would prove to be an attractive choice for returning guests and new guests from all over the UK.
From our first Visit England inspection, and we can admit now we were mighty nervous, we were delighted and honoured that our apartments were rated with the prestigious 5*Gold award for the quality of our accommodation and facilities.
And 2016 has delivered once again. Every year, Visit England inspect thousands of properties and make their ratings based on a strict criteria, and so you never know if you will retain your rating year on year. But after a few weeks of patiently holding our breath and awaiting the news - we can reveal that once again The Seahorse Apartments have all been awarded 5* Gold by Visit England.
VisitEngland Star Ratings
The assessors work to strict criteria to check the available facilities. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the layout and design of the accommodation, the ease of use of all the appliances, the comfort of the beds, the range and quality of kitchen equipment and, most importantly, cleanliness. For very high scoring properties a Gold award may be awarded. The more stars, the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and services provided.
To achieve higher star ratings, an increasing level of facilities and services are offered. For example, a 3 star accommodation must offer bed linen (with or without additional charge) while at 4 star, all advertised sleeping space will be in bedrooms (unless a studio) and beds will be made up on arrival.
Gold and Silver Awards
No matter what the star rating or designator, you can find accommodation which excels in hospitality and service and has top scores for bedrooms, bathrooms, food and cleanliness. These special properties hold a VisitEngland Gold or Silver Award, which offer the ‘best of the best’, regardless of the range of facilities and services they offer. There are 4,536 Gold Award properties and 1,189 with a Silver Award across England.* In summary, a high star rating means top quality in all areas and all the services expected of that classification of accommodation. A lower star rating with a Silver or Gold Award means limited services or facilities, but top quality.
Source: (Visit England)